• Heather Waters

Influencing positive outcomes in 2020


2020 has a been a year like no other when COVID-19 started to spike causing shockwaves through communities and businesses across the world.


Despite these events, 2020 was a successful year for WRI. By assisting our clients in in regional Australia, WRI supports ongoing economic prosperity of the communities in regional areas.


In 2020 WRI completed 36 research projects some of which are highlighted in our annual report, including:

  • WRI Tourism Model 2020 - Central NSW Joint Organisation and 10 Central West councils

  • Bega Valley Jobs and Skills - Bega Valley Shire Council

  • Transport landscape and connections analysis - Regional Development Australia Far South Coast

  • Industry skills in Northern NSW based on opportunities from Inland Rail and related investments - Transport for NSW

  • Water Infrastructure modelling the impact of funding critical assets development - Bathurst Regional Council

  • Ballarat Technology Park Economic Impact - Federation University and IBM Australia

Our values of being client and stakeholder centered, collaborative and inclusive, integrity and reliability and responsive really shone through in 2020. We are proud of all our achievements as well as our client and stakeholders in what has been a testing year for us all.


We look forward to continuing to deliver our expertise to regional Australia to promote the growth and sustainability of our regions.


Read WRI's full Annual Report here.

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